Probing the Fifty Shades of EMT in Metastasis

Wenyang Li, Yibin Kang

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The involvement of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in metastasis has long been under debate. Recent efforts to probe the occurrence and functional significance of EMT in clinical samples and animal models have produced exciting but sometimes conflicting findings. The diversity of EMT underlies the challenge in studying its role in metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cancer
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


  • cancer metastasis
  • epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)
  • in vivo tracing
  • plasticity


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